The 2011 Arctic Circle Residency that I’m preparing for has a new partner: the Council for the Arts at MIT. With the help of their $2000 grant, I’ll be able to begin development of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for exploring in and around Arctic ice formations, while recording cool video, taking pictures, measuring water quality, spying on the other participants etc. Thank you, MIT!
This still leaves about $7K that I’ll need to cover via additional grants, donations, and personal savings. The Kickstarter.com project I began two weeks ago is still very much open for new contributions, so please spread the word, and help me close the gap.